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IDAHO-OUT-OF-SCHOOL NETWORK

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ION SUMMER OF INNOVATION GRANT

For nonprofit out-of-school time programs serving youth in grades K-12.

Apply now for ION Summer of Innovation grants for nonprofit out-of-school time programs serving youth in grades K-12. Funds are for summer 2023 and/or summer 2024 programs that address unfinished learning. Funds can be used to hire more staff, serve more students, and expand program offerings which address the academic, social, and emotional learning needs of K-12 youth. Programs should also include enrichment activities such as music, art, STEM, field trips and physical education.

Option I & II: Comprehensive Programs (at least 5 weeks and 30 hours per youth) DEADLINE Jan 31st, 2023

Up to $80,000 (paid over 2 summers) / up to $40,000 (Summer 2023 only)

Option III: Summer Connections (Single year) - DEADLINE March 27, 2023

Up to $20,000. Appropriate for shorter summer programs and/or specialty programs like the Think Make Create (TMC) Mobile Makerspace Labs.

NOMINATE AN AFTERSCHOOL CHAMPION!

Recognize individuals who are Afterschool Champions.

It's time to nominate a member of your community that has been a champion to youth in out-of-school programs! Deadline to nominate is February 28, 2023.

SPRING RECHARGE WORKSHOPS & ROUNDTABLES

2023 Summer Success in Out-of-School Time Programming

Focused on creating successful summertime youth programs, your local interactive Spring Recharge event is a day filled with dynamic opportunities to connect and build skills for program directors, frontline staff, and community members invested in high-quality summer programs. FREE! *Complimentary lunch with pre-registration.

April 10 | Pocatello | Idaho State University, Pond Student Union Building, 1080 S 5th Avenue

April 11 | Twin Falls | College of Southern Idaho, Taylor Building, 315 Falls Avenue

April 13 | Boise | University of Idaho, Water Center, 322 E Front Street

April 17 | Post Falls | University of Idaho 4-H Extension Office, Kootenai County, 958 S Lochsa Street

April 18 | Moscow | 1912 Center, 412 E 3rd Street

April 20 | Nampa | College of Western Idaho, Micron Education Center, 5725 E Franklin Road

2023 POWER UP SUMMIT

Save the Date

Save the Date for our Power Up Summit 2023 on September 20-21 at JUMP, Boise! This year’s theme is Power Up and Grow.

ECOSYSTEM

Idaho STEM Ecosystem Spring Convening

The annual Idaho STEM Ecosystem (EcosySTEM) Spring Convening will be held at Shoshone-Bannock Event Center/Casino Hotel in Fort Hall, Idaho, on March 30-31, 2023. We are "Sharing Stories, Sharing Strategies" and need your involvement. Come and reinvigorate existing relationships and build new ones, learn and share about STEM efforts throughout the state, and continue to develop the goals and infrastructure of EcosySTEM.

POWER OF US SURVEY

Deadline extended to March 31, 2023

Please help make sure youth fields workers in Idaho are completing the survey.

THINK MAKE CREATE CHALLENGE MONTH

First Annual TMC Challenge Month is March 2023

Any program using a TMC Lab can participate. Just complete one of three challenges. Then, upload pictures, videos, or stories on social media. Tag the Idaho Out-of-School Network and use hashtag #TMCChallenge2023.

IDAHO COMMUNITY PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH

Utah Education Policy Center 2021-2022 Evaluation Report

Independent researchers show that ION's grants help youth succeed -- Families and educators agree afterschool and summer programs help students succeed academically and increase social skills.

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